2010–11 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
2010–11 season
Chairman Chris Blight
Manager Dean Holdsworth
(until 11 January)
Tim Harris
(caretaker from 13 January)
Anthony Hudson
(from 4 April)
Conference National 9th
FA Cup 4th qualifying round
FA Trophy 2nd round
Top goalscorer League: Reid (18)
All: Reid (18)
Highest home attendance 3,462 vs AFC Wimbledon (3 Jan 2011)
Lowest home attendance 1,027 vs Gateshead (29 Mar 2011)
Average home league attendance 2,090
Home colours
Away colours

The 2010–11 season was Newport County's first season back in the Conference National since the club was expelled mid-season in 1989. County confirmed promotion on 15 March the previous season — the first team in senior football in Britain to do so. The club finished the season in 9th place.

Season review[edit]

League[edit]

2010[edit]

The season began with the second-longest trip of the season and County's first visit to Darlington since the 2–0 victory in May 1988. This time however the home side came away with a 1–0 win, with home 'keeper Sam Russell putting in a man-of-the-match performance.[1] The first home game against Tamworth was drawn 1–1 with Craig Reid scoring the first Conference National point with a 71st-minute penalty.[2] In the following home game with Histon, County looked on course to record their first victory, with the scoreline 2–0 within the first 18 minutes. However the visitors got back into the game, with the score 2–1 at half time and the equaliser coming in the second half, the game was drawn.[3] The next game was County's first visit to the Kenilworth Road home of Luton Town since the 1–1 draw in January 1968. Despite former Luton youth player Charlie Henry firing Newport into the lead that game too was drawn 1–1 and County were still without a win in the new campaign.[4] That win eventually came with the 3–0 defeat of visitors Kidderminster Harriers[5] and County then embarked on an unbeaten run culminating with the club going second in the table following the 3–1 home win against Forest Green Rovers.[6] County's first visit to Grimsby Town's Blundell Park ground since December 1978 resulted in only the second defeat of the season, but County had slipped to sixth.[7] However, following the 28 December away 3–2 victory at Kidderminster, County were back in second place,[8] beating top-of-the-table Crawley Town along the way.[9]

2011[edit]

The new year began with optimism that County could cement themselves in the play-off positions, but instead began with a run of 12 games without a win and the loss of their manager, slipping down to 11th place in the process. The home game with Bath City on New Year's Day was lost 2–1 thanks to an injury-time winner by the visitors.[10] County were leading AFC Wimbledon 3–2 in the following home game, in front of a season's best crowd but they conceded an equaliser in the 82nd minute, eventually drawing 3–3.[11] County were again winning away at Southport until an 87th-minute equaliser and a penalty in the sixth minute of injury time, losing 2–1 seconds later.[12] On the morning of the away match with Tamworth it had been announced that manager Dean Holdsworth had left to take up the managers post at Aldershot Town, but he would manage the County game later in the day.[13] Newport were leading 2–1 until a 76th-minute equaliser and another 90th-minute penalty meant Holdsworth's last game in charge would end in a 3–2 defeat.[14] Former County boss and latterly Director of Football Tim Harris took over as caretaker manager but the bad run continued. At home to Rushden & Diamonds when trailing 1–2 Danny Rose missed an 88th-minute penalty which would have gained County a point. To make matters worse the visitors scored again in the 89th minute leaving the final score 1–3.[15] In the next game away to Histon Craig Reid missed an 83rd-minute penalty leaving the final score 0–0.[16] Away to Mansfield Town County were two up within two minutes. With the score 3–0 by 28 minutes this looked like the end of the win-less run, but after the sending off of Chris Todd and resultant penalty in the 33rd minute the score was only 3–2 in County's favour. Almost inevitably the equaliser came and the game ended 3–3.[17] The next game at home to Fleetwood Town was heading for a 1–1 draw until the visitors' 84th and 90th-minute goals resulted in yet another last-gasp loss.[18] The bad luck finally came to an end at home to Altrincham. Finding themselves 1–0 behind after only 46 seconds, County finally won the game 2–1.[19] The then Tottenham Hotspur coach Anthony Hudson was announced as new manager on 1 April.[20] His appointment coincided with a revival in form where revenge victories were exacted over Grimsby Town,[21] Darlington[22] and Barrow,[23] culminating in the season's best 7–1 victory away at Gateshead.[24] County finished the season 9th in the table.[25]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 18 15 13 78 60 +18 69 11 7 5 44 29 +15 7 8 8 34 31 +3

Last updated: 30 Apr 2011.
Source: [1]

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H H A H A H A H A A H A H H A H A A H H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A H H A A H H A H A H A
Result L D D D W D D W W W W W L D W W L L D W W D W L D L L L D D D D L D L W D L W W W L W W L W
Position 18 21 19 20 13 13 15 9 8 7 5 2 6 5 3 3 4 6 5 4 4 4 2 4 4 4 5 6 7 8 7 7 8 10 11 11 11 12 9 8 8 8 8 9 9 9

Last updated: 30 Apr 2011.
Source: [2]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Squad statistics[edit]

(Substitute appearances in brackets)
No. Pos. Name League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
3 DF England Lee Baker 0 (1) 1 0 (0) 0 0 (1) 1
2 DF England Paul Bignot 41 (0) 1 2 (0) 0 43 (0) 1
41 DF England Michael Burns 1 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0
24 MF England Jon Challinor 0 (3) 0 0 (1) 1 0 (4) 1
23 MF England Charlie Clough 0 (2) 0 0 (1) 0 0 (3) 0
4 DF England Jamie Collins 44 (1) 10 3 (0) 0 47 (1) 10
35 MF England Sam Deering 3 (0) 0 1 (1) 0 4 (1) 0
10 FW Republic of Ireland Sam Foley 22 (18) 5 3 (1) 0 25 (19) 5
38 MF Wales Mike Fowler 1 (2) 0 1 (0) 0 2 (2) 0
34 DF England Alan Goodall 8 (0) 0 2 (0) 0 10 (0) 0
21 GK Wales Glyn Garner 7 (1) 0 0 (0) 0 7 (1) 0
43 FW England Charlie Griffin 13 (2) 3 0 (0) 0 13 (2) 3
37 DF England Wayne Hatswell 11 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 11 (0) 1
11 FW England Charlie Henry 16 (4) 2 0 (1) 0 16 (5) 2
18 DF Wales Andrew Hughes 10 (0) 1 0 (1) 0 10 (1) 1
22 DF England Martin John 9 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 9 (0) 0
20 FW England Darryl Knights 27 (13) 7 3 (1) 0 30 (14) 7
45 FW Scotland Steven Lennon 6 (3) 0 0 (0) 0 6 (3) 0
39 DF Wales Curtis McDonald 2 (2) 0 1 (0) 0 3 (2) 0
19 FW England Robbie Matthews 19 (15) 5 3 (1) 1 22 (16) 6
42 MF England Tom Miller 9 (4) 1 0 (0) 0 9 (4) 1
40 MF England Graeme Montgomery 5 (3) 0 0 (0) 0 5 (3) 0
27 FW Wales Kerry Morgan 15 (18) 1 1 (2) 0 16 (20) 1
16 DF Tanzania Eddie Odhiambo 24 (8) 0 4 (0) 0 28 (8) 0
44 FW Nigeria Yemi Odubade 6 (8) 1 0 (0) 0 6 (8) 1
9 FW England Craig Reid 29 (0) 18 4 (0) 0 33 (0) 18
8 MF England Scott Rogers 10 (10) 1 0 (1) 0 10 (11) 1
7 MF England Danny Rose 46 (0) 6 4 (0) 0 50 (0) 6
36 MF England Christian Smith 0 (1) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (1) 0
12 MF England Giuseppe Sole 1 (1) 0 0 (0) 0 1 (1) 0
17 MF England Tony Taggart 0 (3) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (3) 0
1 GK England Glyn Thompson 39 (0) 0 4 (0) 0 43 (0) 0
6 DF Wales Chris Todd 40 (1) 5 4 (0) 0 44 (1) 5
5 DF England Gary Warren 39 (2) 6 3 (0) 0 42 (2) 6
25 FW England Ben Wright 3 (2) 1 1 (1) 0 4 (3) 1

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
21 May 2010 DF England Ollie Thorne Forest Green Rovers Undisclosed[26]
21 May 2010 MF England Giuseppe Sole Woking Undisclosed[26]
23 May 2010 MF England Tony Taggart Eastleigh Undisclosed[26]
4 Jun 2010 DF England Lee Baker Kidderminster Harriers Undisclosed[26]
1 Jul 2010 FW England Robbie Matthews Kidderminster Harriers Undisclosed[26]
9 Jul 2010 DF Tanzania Eddie Odhiambo Stevenage Free[26]
15 Jul 2010 GK Wales Glyn Garner Grays Athletic Free[26]
16 Jul 2010 FW England Darryl Knights Kidderminster Harriers Undisclosed[26]
Jul 2010 FW England Jake Harris Weston-super-Mare Undisclosed
1 Jan 2011 DF England Wayne Hatswell Dundalk Undisclosed
1 Jan 2011 MF Wales Mike Fowler Forest Green Rovers Undisclosed
1 Jan 2011 DF Wales Curtis McDonald Forest Green Rovers Undisclosed
27 Jan 2011 MF England Michael Burns Carlisle United Undisclosed
28 Jan 2011 DF England Tom Miller Dundalk Undisclosed
10 Feb 2011 FW Scotland Steven Lennon Dundalk Free[27]

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee
30 Apr 2010 DF Wales Martyn Giles Llanelli Undisclosed
19 May 2010 DF Wales Paul Cochlin Neath Undisclosed
2 Jun 2010 FW England Dave Gilroy Woking Undisclosed[28]
12 Jul 2010 DF Wales Gary Colbourne Mangotsfield United Undisclosed
6 Aug 2010 MF Wales Nathan Davies Cinderford Town Free[29]
31 Aug 2010 DF England Ollie Thorne Kidderminster Harriers Free[30]
1 Jan 2011 MF England Wayne Turk Forest Green Rovers Free
4 Jan 2011 MF England Charlie Henry Luton Town £15,000
31 Jan 2011 FW England Craig Reid Stevenage £90,000[31]

Loans in[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Expiry
20 Aug 2010 FW Wales Kerry Morgan Swansea City January transfer window
9 Sep 2010 DF England Martin John Cardiff City 10 Dec 2010
27 Sep 2010 MF England Charlie Clough Bristol Rovers 28 Oct 2010
3 Nov 2010 MF England Ben Wright Crawley Town 7 Jan 2011
4 Nov 2010 DF England Alan Goodall Rochdale January transfer window
18 Nov 2010 MF England Sam Deering Oxford United 30 Dec 2010
25 Nov 2010 MF England Christian Smith Wrexham January transfer window
31 Dec 2010 MF England Graeme Montgomery Dagenham & Redbridge End of season
13 Jan 2011 FW Wales Kerry Morgan Swansea City End of season
31 Jan 2011 FW England Charlie Griffin Stevenage End of season
31 Jan 2011 FW Nigeria Yemi Odubade Stevenage End of season

Loans out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Expiry
9 Sep 2010 FW England Giuseppe Sole Dorchester Town End of season
18 Aug 2010 GK Wales Keiron Blackburn Caerleon End of season
Aug 2010 FW England Jake Harris Gloucester City End of season
Oct 2010 MF England Tony Taggart Eastleigh Jan 2011
21 Oct 2010 FW England Giuseppe Sole Havant & Waterlooville Jan 2011
21 Oct 2010 MF England Wayne Turk Forest Green Rovers End of season
21 Oct 2010 DF Wales Andrew Hughes Mangotsfield United End of season
25 Nov 2010 MF England Charlie Henry Luton Town 4 Jan 2011
1 Jan 2011 MF England Scott Rogers Weymouth 11 Mar 2011
26 Mar 2011 MF Wales Mike Fowler Weymouth End of season
26 Mar 2011 FW England Robbie Matthews Forest Green Rovers End of season
26 Mar 2011 FW England Curtis McDonald Forest Green Rovers End of season

Managerial statistics[edit]

Only competitive games from the 2010–11 season are included.
Name Nat. From To Record Honours
PLD W D L GF GA GD W%
Dean Holdsworth England 18 May 2008 11 January 2011 30 12 10 8 46 36 +10 40.0 Manager of the Month, September 2010
Tim Harris England 13 January 2011 2 April 2011 14 3 6 5 17 23 -6 21.4
Anthony Hudson England 4 April 2011 6 4 0 2 18 6 +12 66.7
Total 50 19 16 15 81 65 +16 38.0

Fixtures and results[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

[32] [33]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
Sat 10 Jul 2010 Aberystwyth Town Park Avenue 3–1 Todd, Bond, Foley 378
Fri 16 Jul 2010 Bishop's Cleeve Kayte Lane 1–0 Reid 180
Sat 17 Jul 2010 Port Talbot Town Victoria Road 1–1 Foley 400
Tue 20 Jul 2010 Chippenham Town Hardenhuish Park 3–0 Matthews, Frater, Casey (OG) 400
Fri 23 Jul 2010 Wolverhampton Wanderers XI Newport Stadium 2–0 Reid 2 (1P) 1,250
Sat 24 Jul 2010 Caerleon Cold Bath Road 1–0 Greening 300
Wed 28 Jul 2010 Nathan Davies XI Newport Stadium 4–0 Todd, Foley, Knights, Reid 702
Sat 31 Jul 2010 Stevenage Newport Stadium 1–0 Reid 837
Sat 7 Aug 2010 Gloucester City Whaddon Road 1–1 Sole 316
Tue 15 Feb 2011 Merthyr Town Penydarren Park 1–0 Odubade 203

Conference National[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
Sat 14 Aug 2010 Darlington A 0–1 2,597
Tue 17 Aug 2010 Tamworth H 1–1 Reid (P) 2,217
Sat 21 Aug 2010 Histon H 2–2 Rose, Matthews 1,927
Tue 24 Aug 2010 Luton Town A 1–1 Henry 6,945
Sat 28 Aug 2010 Kidderminster Harriers H 3–0 Matthews, Reid 2 (2P) 2,026
Mon 30 Aug 2010 AFC Wimbledon A 2–2 Reid 2 (1P) 3,828
Sun 5 Sep 2010 Wrexham H 1–1 Knights 3,206
Sat 11 Sep 2010 Rushden & Diamonds A 1–0 Reid 1,351
Sat 18 Sep 2010 Mansfield Town H 1–0 Rose 2,713
Tue 21 Sep 2010 Hayes & Yeading A 2–1 Reid, Warren 478
Sat 25 Sep 2010 Cambridge United A 1–0 Collins 2,648
Tue 28 Sep 2010 Forest Green Rovers H 3–1 Reid 2, Foley 2,677
Sat 2 Oct 2010 Grimsby Town A 0–2 3,246
Tue 5 Oct 2010 Eastbourne Borough H 3–3 Matthews, Collins, Rogers 2,403
Sat 9 Oct 2010 York City H 4–0 Foley 2, Reid 2 2,802
Sat 16 Oct 2010 Crawley Town A 3–2 Rose, Reid, Knights 2,566
Sat 30 Oct 2010 Kettering Town H 1–2 Henry 2,230
Sat 6 Nov 2010 Barrow A 1–2 Warren 1,089
Sat 13 Nov 2010 Eastbourne Borough A 0–0 1,065
Sat 20 Nov 2010 Southport H 2–0 Wright, Reid 1,867
Sat 27 Nov 2010 Hayes & Yeading H 2–1 Knights, Reid (P) 1,601
Sat 18 Dec 2010 Fleetwood Town A 1–1 Matthews 1,142
Tue 28 Dec 2010 Kidderminster Harriers A 3–2 Reid 2, Bignot 1,757
Sat 1 Jan 2011 Bath City H 1–2 Reid 2,903
Mon 3 Jan 2011 AFC Wimbledon H 3–3 Todd, Collins 2 3,462
Sat 8 Jan 2011 Southport A 1–2 Todd 1,032
Tue 11 Jan 2011 Tamworth A 2–3 Reid 2 803
Sat 22 Jan 2011 Rushden & Diamonds H 1–3 Rose (P) 1,743
Sat 29 Jan 2011 Histon A 0–0 452
Sat 12 Feb 2011 Mansfield Town A 3–3 Matthews, Griffin, Rose 1,986
Fri 18 Feb 2011 Luton Town H 1–1 Collins (P) 2,834
Tue 22 Feb 2011 Bath City A 2–2 Odubade, Hatswell 1,551
Sat 26 Feb 2011 Kettering Town A 0–2 1,056
Tue 1 Mar 2011 Cambridge United H 1–1 Collins (P) 1,360
Sat 5 Mar 2011 Fleetwood Town H 1–3 Warren 1,716
Sat 12 Mar 2011 Altrincham H 2–1 OG, Warren 1,201
Sat 19 Mar 2011 Forest Green Rovers A 0–0 1,362
Sun 27 Mar 2011 Wrexham A 0–1 3,685
Tue 29 Mar 2011 Gateshead H 2–1 Todd, Hughes 1,027
Sat 2 Apr 2011 Grimsby Town H 2–1 Knights, Todd 1,506
Tue 5 Apr 2011 Darlington H 2–1 Griffin, Knights 1,300
Sat 9 Apr 2011 York City A 1–2 Collins 2,565
Sat 16 Apr 2011 Barrow H 5–0 Warren, Knights 2, Foley, Morgan 1,331
Sat 23 Apr 2011 Altrincham A 3–1 Warren, Collins, Foley 963
Mon 25 Apr 2011 Crawley Town H 0–1 2,026
Sat 30 Apr 2011 Gateshead A 7–1 Collins 2 (1P), Todd, Miller, Rose, Baker, Griffin 824

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2010–11 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
4Q 23 Oct 2010 Crawley Town H 0–1 2,247

FA Trophy[edit]

Main article: 2010–11 FA Trophy
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 11 Dec 2010 Wealdstone H 0–0 1,070
1r 13 Dec 2010 Wealdstone A 1–0 a.e.t. Challinor 324
2 15 Jan 2011 Mansfield Town A 2–4 OG, Matthews 1,137

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1 Crawley Town 46 31 12 3 93 30 +63 105 Champions, promoted
2 AFC Wimbledon 46 27 9 10 83 47 +36 90 Play-off winners, promoted
3 Luton Town 46 23 15 8 85 37 +48 84 Play-offs
4 Wrexham 46 22 15 9 66 49 +17 81 Play-offs
5 Fleetwood Town 46 22 12 12 68 42 +26 78 Play-offs
6 Kidderminster Harriers 46 20 17 9 74 60 +14 72 Five points deducted
7 Darlington 46 18 17 11 61 42 +19 71
8 York City 46 19 14 13 55 50 +5 71
9 Newport County 46 18 15 13 78 60 +18 69
10 Bath City 46 16 15 15 64 68 −4 63
11 Grimsby Town 46 15 17 14 72 62 +10 62
12 Mansfield Town 46 17 10 19 73 75 −2 61
13 Rushden & Diamonds 46 16 14 16 65 62 +3 57 Five points deducted, expelled
14 Gateshead 46 14 15 17 65 68 −3 57
15 Kettering Town 46 15 13 18 64 75 −11 56 Two points deducted
16 Hayes & Yeading United 46 15 6 25 57 81 −24 51
17 Cambridge United 46 11 17 18 53 61 −8 50
18 Barrow 46 12 14 20 52 67 −15 50
19 Tamworth 46 12 13 21 62 83 −21 49
20 Forest Green Rovers 46 10 16 20 53 72 −19 46
21 Southport 46 11 13 22 56 77 −21 46 Reprieved from relegation
22 Altrincham 46 11 11 24 47 87 −40 44 Relegated
23 Eastbourne Borough 46 10 9 27 62 104 −42 39 Relegated
24 Histon 46 8 9 29 41 90 −49 28 Five points deducted, relegated
Key
Division Champions
Promoted
Into play-offs
Relegated

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Newport County 1-1 Tamworth". BBC Sport. 2010-08-17. 
  3. ^ "Newport County 2-2 Histon". BBC Sport. 2010-08-21. 
  4. ^ "Luton 1-1 Newport County". BBC Sport. 2010-08-24. 
  5. ^ "Newport County 3-0 Kidderminster". BBC Sport. 2010-08-28. 
  6. ^ "Newport County 3-1 Forest Green". BBC Sport. 2010-09-28. 
  7. ^ "Grimsby 2-0 Newport County". BBC Sport. 2010-10-02. 
  8. ^ "Kidderminster 2-3 Newport County". BBC Sport. 2010-12-28. 
  9. ^ "Crawley Town 2-3 Newport County". BBC Sport. 2010-10-16. 
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  11. ^ "Newport County 3-3 AFC Wimbledon". BBC Sport. 2011-01-03. 
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  13. ^ "Dean Holdsworth appointed new Aldershot Town manager". BBC Sport. 2011-01-12. 
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  16. ^ "Histon 0-0 Newport County". BBC Sport. 2011-01-29. 
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